Although it is an exceptional year, we wanted to know how European airports perform. So here are the results: Europe’s Top 50 largest airports in 2021 by the number of flights.
Europe’s Top 50 Largest Airports in 2021 — by Number of Flights
Since Corona still has a massive impact on Europe’s airlines and airports, many rankings look different. However, we wanted to know the details. Therefore, we’ve analyzed the traffic figure of Europe’s airports from February to July 2021. As a result, we present Europe’s Top 50 Largest Airports in 2021.
Europe’s Largest Airports: Rank 1-10
Most of the Top 10 airports were also part of the Top 10 before Corona. However, the ranking looked totally different in 2019. At the moment, Istanbul’s Ataturk airport wins the title of Europe’s largest airport. Compared to Amsterdam on position two, IST operated 8,000 additional flights. Moreover, Istanbul is the only airport that operated more than 50,000 flights during the monitored period.
Besides that, it is interesting to see that Russia plays a very dominant role. Three of the top ten airports are based in Russia. The former biggest airport, London Heathrow, ranks 10th. Due to COVID, LHR operates only half the flight volume Istanbul does.
|6||SAW||Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen||38K|
|7||CDG||Paris Charles de Gaulle||37K|
Europe’s Largest Airports: Rank 11-20
On positions 11 to 20, we have a mixed field of airports from several countries. For example, Athens, Paris Orly, Barcelona, Moscow Vnukovo, Palma de Mallorca, and Munic are part of 20K+ club — airports that performed more than 20,000 flights during the observed period.
|15||PMI||Palma de Mallorca||22K|
Europe’s Largest Airports: Rank 21-30
Europe’s Largest Airports: Rank 31-40
Europe’s Largest Airports: Rank 41-50
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The shown information is based on OAG data and internal data sources. EMEA refers to airlines or airports based in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa.